After some years of peaceful slumber, Mr Kellys most excellent book of bear stories was roused to life by a recent criticism of Mr Seton, the question being where Mr Seton got his material for his bear stories, for a number of people suggested that it was taken from Mr Kellys book With the merits of this controversy, ourselves have naught to do, but the matter in Mr Kellys book is excellent Forest and Stream, Volume 67, July 7, 1906 These bear stories were accumulated and written during a quarter of a century of intermittent wanderings and hunting on the Pacific Slope, and are here printed in a book because they may serve to entertain and amuse Most of them are true, and the others well, every hunter and fisherman has a certain weakness, which is harmless, readily detected and sympathetically tolerated by others of the guild The reader will not be deceived by the whimsical romances of the bear slayers, and he may rest assured that these tales illustrate many traits of the bear and at least one trait of the men who hunt him I The California Grizzly II The Story of Monarch III Chronicles of Clubfoot IV Mountain Charley V In the Valley of the Shadow VI When Grizzlies Ran in Droves VII The Adventures of Pike VIII In the Big Snow IX Boston s Big Bear Fight X Yosemite XI The Right of Way XII Well Heeled XIII Smoked Out XIV A Cry in the Night XV A Campfire Symposium XVI Brainy Bears of the Pecos XVII When Monarch was Free XVIII How Old Pinto Died XIX Three in a Boat XX A Providential Prospect Hole XXI Killed with a Bowie XXII A Denful of Grizzlies...
|Title||:||Bears I Have Met - and Others|
|Publisher||:||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform August 8, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||150 pages|
|File Size||:||994 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Bears I Have Met - and Others Reviews
Great book on our hunting. If you like this book you will also want to read the following 99 cent book on hunting:
This book is a collection of stories, some obviously fictional. It was amusing, and something to read on the train, but not very in-depth. Most of the stories take place out west and seemed to be more about grizzly bears, a species I haven't had the pleasure of encountering up close. I've had plenty of black bear encounters, which is what piqued my interest in reading the book in the first place.
Grizzly bears wandering about the hills of California? It's a wonderful picture of the Western US at the end of the 19th Century, not only the bears but also the people. As another reviewer said, it was free but I would have paid $20 to read it. It brought back memories of books by Ernest Thompson Seton which I read many years ago.
I liked this book because it was free and quite entertaining. I am going on a bear hunt so that is why I read this book, and I liked that the chapters were short.
This is a book of tall tales one would hear, tell and pass on around a camp fire. If you are interested in facts and honesty from the story teller you are reading the wrong book. Like Mark Twine's writing there is humor but you have to be listening real closely and looking for it. I enjoyed the book but others may not.
Light and enjoyable reading subtle humor from the past. I often laughed out loud
What a wonderful book! A collection of stories about bears, the tellers are not going to let the facts get in the way of a good story. Droll stories told with a dry and ironic wit, I laughed so hard I woke up the dog!